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Apartment-Hunting Rules Everyone Should Know

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Perhaps the rudest awakening we’ve ever had is learning apartment shopping is nothing like an episode of House Hunters. From scrolling through dozens of listings, to winning a bidding war, to learning what a guarantor is and if you even need one, the whole thing is a complete headache.

Apartment hunting will never be easy — no matter how many times you move — but learning some insider tips will make the process more manageable. Here, eight realtors share tips every smart renter should know.